apple fritter bread

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your new go-to for fall bread baking

apple fritter bread

maybe it’s because this summer was unusually busy for us,

or maybe it’s because I just don’t enjoy the heat,

but this year I am looking forward to fall more than ever.

our mornings and evenings are already showing signs of the crisp fall weather that is on its way hopefully sooner rather than laterย 

apple fritter bread

and even though I am not quite ready to say goodbye to tomatoes and peaches, I am more than ready to ring in apple season if you couldn’t already tell by these muffins or this crisp

I planned to spend my afternoon frying apple fritters, but our cool morning turned into a very warm afternoon, and the thought of frying made me want to cry.

the mound of apples on my counter however was begging to be used

apple fritter bread

and I have been dreaming of apple fritters for weeks, so I made the next best thing to an apple fritter

apple fritter bread

instead of the apples being mixed right into the batter like they are in fritters, they are layered on the dough and then covered in brown sugar and cinnamon, and then of course the bread is baked and not fried and drizzled with glaze

nothing says fall quite like apples with cinnamon and this loaf is loaded with both

apple fritter bread

apple fritter bread


  • 2 granny smith apples, peeled and diced
  • 2/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 2 tsp cinnamon, divided
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg (optional)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • for the glaze -
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 - 2 tbsp cream, half and half, or milk


  • heat oven to 350
  • toss diced apples with 1/3 cup sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon - set aside
  • combine 1/4 cup brown sugar with 1 tsp cinnamon, and set aside
  • combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg - set aside
  • cream together the butter and remaining 1/3 cup sugar
  • add eggs, one at a time, stopping to scrape the bowl in between, and then add vanilla
  • blend in half of the flour mixture
  • add milk, and then the remaining flour - mixing only until everything in incorporated
  • spread half of the batter in the bottom of a well greased loaf pan
  • top batter with half of the apples, and then sprinkle on half of the brown sugar mixture
  • repeat layers - batter, apples, and end with the brown sugar mixture
  • bake loaf at 350 degrees for 45 - 55 minutes
  • to make the glaze combine the confectioners sugar with cream or milk adding a teaspoon at a time to achieve desired consistency
  • cool in pan 15 minutes, remove from the pan and drizzle with glaze

apple fritter bread

it is easiest to cut the loaf when it’s cooled completely, but waiting that long to dig in is nearly impossible


fall breads from friends –

pumpkin bread – crazy for crust

whole wheat apple butter doughnuts – back to her roots

one hour pumpkin cinnamon rolls – bless this mess

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